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Eye on Scams: Con artists taking advantage of couples hoping to adopt a child

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(KLFY) The wait for adoptive parents can seem endless and some have used social media to advertise they’re open to adoption.

At first, this may seem like a good way to appeal to a wider audience. However, con artists are taking advantage of this.

Nicole Witt, Executive Director of The Adoption Consultancy, said, “With the pandemic and as in all parts of our lives so many things went more virtual… That enabled a lot of people to perpetuate scams across a lot of different areas. Adoption being one of them because it is much easier for somebody to hide behind a computer, maybe they’re not even pregnant, maybe they’re not even a woman versus if they have to go and have in person meetings with attorneys and adoption agencies and that kind of thing.”

The prospective parents post and advertise on social media that they are looking to adopt. Here’s when the scammer will step in by sending a message to them saying they’re a…

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